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Say hello to our new chooks
Fri 20-Apr-12
4:26 pm
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Finally got our chooks yesterday: they are settling well, 

 

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None are quite at POL but should be there soonish!

 

Needless to say we are all very excited!!

Fri 20-Apr-12
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Very posh house! Welcome chooks! You will really enjoy having them around

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Fri 20-Apr-12
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I hope to have some chooks soon too, only another 16 days to wait or thereabouts cheers

Fri 20-Apr-12
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How lovely Shelley, are there three or four in there?  Do have fun with them won't you?

I'll try that again!

Fri 20-Apr-12
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Hi there!

 

Aly the house was really cheap; the cheapest we could find anywhere.

TA there are three of them in there; one grey one black and one red 

 

They will be free to roam out of the house once they are settled and when we are at home

 

Joe is loving them! He has read all the books and is spending a lot of time cuddling them!

Fri 20-Apr-12
9:21 pm
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Joanna: how exciting!! we can share the fun!

Sat 21-Apr-12
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It is good to get them used to cuddles as it makes it easier if you need to handle them. My lovely girl Sonny demands a daily cuddle, she winds herself around my feet until I pick her up and at night she hangs back and waits for me to lift her into the house! They really are a joy to own. I will never be without them now. The eggs are a bonus!

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Sat 21-Apr-12
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Shelley, welcome to the world of poultry keeping. I'm sure they will soon settle down & then come into lay. I'm sure Joe will care for them really well, he looks very happy in the photos.

Good luck & may your 1st eggs come soon.

 

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Sat 21-Apr-12
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I'm looking forward to hearing what Joe does with your ladies, it must be good to have him interested in them.

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Apr-12
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thanks for all your kind comments!  

Joe tried to herd them out of the rain and into their house today but they seem to prefer it outside under their house rather than in it.  

All of them have had cuddles today and were allowed out  of the run for a few brief moments

Sat 21-Apr-12
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Bless them.  Please photograph your first egg, I wonder how long it will be before it arrives?

I'll try that again!

Sat 21-Apr-12
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The farmer said at least a couple of weeks as they are a bit young to lay yet...

Sat 21-Apr-12
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You'll be very excited when it happens then!

I'll try that again!

Sun 22-Apr-12
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Well done, Shelley. It is great fun, isn't it?

Especially in the laying season and if one goes broody so you can raise a flocklet. should be fascinating for the young'uns. magic

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Sun 22-Apr-12
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Thanks Danny!  Joe is besotted with them already; here are some photos to prove it!

 

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